Funded under the government’s anti-Red campaign

A day care center was opened in Barangay Santo Niño, Motiong town in Samar province funded under the government’s anti-insurgency program. The said facility was constructed at a cost of P4 million. (Photo Courtesy)

TACLOBAN CITY – One of the four day-care centers funded under the anti-insurgency fund of the government was turned over in Barangay Santo Niño, Motiong town in Samar.
The P4 million worth day-care center in the said village has 33 current pupils.

Aside from this day-care center, there are six others same facility being constructed in Motiong town under the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

The construction of the day-care centers in Motiong was identified during the conduct of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in the village conducted by the 87th Infantry (Hinirang) Battalion.

Five of the seven facilities are targeted to be completed by September of this year.
The turnover was graced by Department of Interior and Local Government Samar provincial director Judy Batulan, Motiong town officials led by Mayor Renato Cabael, village officials, and 87th Civil Military Operations Officer Cpt. Mark Anthony Reyes.

“The SBDP is an answer so that remote barangays will feel that our government is not neglecting them and that their needs are delivered for development to flourish and avoid the deceptive influence of the terrorist NPA,” Batulan said.

For his part, Mayor Cabael asked the residents to take good care of the facility and make a good use of it.

“We are here now to turn over the project that was implemented through EO70. This will address the problem of the Department of Education on lack of classrooms in schools located in barangays,” he said.

“I ask that you take care and appreciate this project given by our government,” Mayor Cabael added. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)